Air-time

airtime

[air-tahym]
noun
1.
the particular time that a program is broadcast or scheduled for broadcast: The airtime for the newscast is 10 p.m.
2.
the time during which a broadcast takes place: The airtime for the new show is from 10 to 10:30 p.m.
3.
a block of such time sold by a radio or television station to an advertiser, allotted to a political candidate, etc.: The company bought three minutes of airtime.
Also, air time.


Origin:
1940–45; air1 + time

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airtime (ˈɛəˌtaɪm)
 
n
1.  the time allocated to a particular programme, item, topic, or type of material on radio or television
2.  the time of the start of a radio or television broadcast

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